Generation of a Tropically Adapted Energy Performance Certificate for Residential Buildings
AbstractSince the 1990s, national green building certification indices have emerged around the globe as promising measurement tools for environmental-friendly housing. Since 2008, tools for countries in the Northern “colder” hemisphere have been adapted to tropical countries. In contrast, the Tropically Adapted Energy Performance Certificate (TEPC), established in 2012, translates the United Nations’ triple bottom line principle into green building sustainability (planet), thermal comfort (people) and affordability (profit). The tool has been especially developed and revamped for affordable green building assessment helping to reduce global warming. Hence, by the comparably simple and transparent energy audit it provides, the TEPC examines buildings for their: (1) contribution to reduce CO2; (2) transmission rate in shielding a building’s envelope against the effects of the tropical heat; (3) generation of thermal comfort and (4) referring total cost of ownership to green the building further. All four dimensions are measured in the rainbow colour scale in compliance with national energy regulations. Accordingly, this research examines the tool’s implementation in tropical countries. Exemplified tropical case studies in residential areas seek to demonstrate the practicability of the approach and to derive a holistic certification by an internationally accredited certification board. View Full-Text
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Wagner, K. Generation of a Tropically Adapted Energy Performance Certificate for Residential Buildings. Sustainability 2014, 6, 8415-8431.
Wagner K. Generation of a Tropically Adapted Energy Performance Certificate for Residential Buildings. Sustainability. 2014; 6(12):8415-8431.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wagner, Karl. 2014. "Generation of a Tropically Adapted Energy Performance Certificate for Residential Buildings." Sustainability 6, no. 12: 8415-8431.